Meshach Taylor (April 11, 1947 – June 28, 2014) was an American actor. He is best known for his Emmy-nominated turn as Anthony Bouvier on the CBS hit sitcom Designing Women (1986–93), and for his portrayal of Hollywood Montrose, a flamboyant window dresser in the box office hit and cult classic romantic comedy film Mannequin. He played Sheldon Baylor on the CBS sitcom Dave's World (1993–97), appeared as Tony on the short-lived NBC sitcom Buffalo Bill opposite Dabney Coleman, and appeared as the recurring character Alastair Wright, the social studies teacher and later school principal, on Nickelodeon's sitcom, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide.
Taylor's movie roles included a flamboyant window dresser in the 1987 comedy-romance Mannequin as well as Damien: Omen II.
Taylor died from colorectal canceron at his home in Altadena, California. Taylor is survived by his wife Bianca Ferguson Taylor, his daughters Tamar Lashae, Yasmine Taylor, Esme Taylor, his son Tariq Taylor, his mother Hertha Ward Taylor, his sister Judith Taylor, his brother Hussain Taylor and his four grandchildren.
Designing Women Season 3 Episode 3 "E. P. Phone Home" 1/3
Shirley Temple Black (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, most famous as a child star in the 1930s. As an adult, she entered politics and became a diplomat, serving as United States Ambassador to Ghana and later to Czechoslovakia, and as Chief of Protocol of the United States.
Temple began her film career in 1932 at the age of three.
Shirley Temple was a lifelong smoker.
Shirley Temple cause of death
Shirley Temple died on February 10, 2014. She was at her home in Woodside, California, surrounded by family and caregivers. Despite her family claiming she died of natural causes, according to her death certificate, revealed on March 3, 2014, it was actually due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A lifelong smoker, she avoided revealing her habit in public to avoid setting a bad example to her fans. She is survived by her three children, as well as a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren. Shirley Temple was 85 years old at the time of her death.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (October 13, 1925 - April 8, 2013) was a British Conservative Party politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office. A Soviet journalist called her the "Iron Lady", a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism.
Margaret Thatcher Cause of Death
Margaret Thatcher died on 8 April 2013 at The Ritz Hotel in London after suffering a stroke. Margaret Thatcher was 87 years old at the time of her death.
She had been staying at a suite in The Ritz Hotel since Christmas after having difficulty with stairs at her Chester Square home. She had suffered from poor health for several years.
Malachi Throne (December 1, 1928 – March 13, 2013) was an American stage and television actor, noted for his guest-starring roles on Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Lost in Space, Land of the Giants, The Time Tunnel, Mission: Impossible, and The Six Million Dollar Man, and his recurring role on It Takes a Thief.
He was a villain "False Face" in the ABC Batman (1966) series.
Malachi Throne cause of death
Malachi Throne died on March 13, 2013, of lung cancer at his Brentwood home. Malachi Throne was 84 years old at the time of his death.
True or False Face (part 2). False Face (Malachi Throne) appears 32 seconds in
Paul Tanner (October 15, 1917 – February 5, 2013) was an American musician and former member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He was the last surviving member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra
Tanner developed and played the electrotheremin. The electrotheremin is featured in several songs by The Beach Boys, with Tanner himself playing the instrument; most notably Good Vibrations, Wild Honey, and I Just Wasn't Made For These Times.
Paul Tanner Cause of Death
Paul Tanner died of pneumonia on February 5, 2013. Paul Tanner was 95 years old at the time of his death.
Andrea True (July 26, 1943 – November 7, 2011) was an American adult film star and singer from the disco era. In addition to her given name, she had multiple stage names, including Inger Kissin, Andrea Travis, Catherine Warren, Singh Low, and Singe Low.
She is best known for the disco tune "More, More, More", released in 1976, which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached No. 5 in the UK Singles Chart in 1976.
Porn Andrea True appeared in more than 60 hardcore porn films throughout the 1970s and early to mid-1980s, and distinguished herself as one of the more recognizable porn stars in the early New York adult film industry.
More, More, More. During her heyday as a porn actress, True was hired by a real estate business in Jamaica to appear in their commercials. During her stay on Jamaica, a political crisis gripped the island, and no one was allowed to leave with any money. Not wanting to lose her hard-earned pay, True asked her friend, record producer Gregg Diamond, to travel to the island and produce a track for her, which she would finance locally. Diamond arrived with a composition in hand, to which True added her vocals. The result of their collaboration was "More, More, More."
Andrea True cause of death Andrea True died on November 7, 2011, at a hospital in Kingston, New York, near her home in Woodstock. The cause of her death was not made public. In line with her wishes, she was cremated. Andrea True was 68 years old at the time of her death.
More, More More - Andrea True Connection (HQ Audio)
Clarice Taylor (September 20, 1917 - May 30, 2011) was an American stage, film and television actress.
Clarice Taylor was known for her recurring role on television on The Cosby Show as Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable (Bill Cosby)'s mother, Anna Huxtable. She was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1986 for the role. She also played Harriet on Sesame Street and appeared as Grady's cousin Emma on Sanford and Son.
In 1971 she played Birdie in Clint Eastwood's Play Misty For Me. Taylor appeared in the hit musical The Wiz, as Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North.
Clarice Taylor Cause of Death Taylor died on May 30, 2011 of heart failure. She was survived by her two sons, William and James, and five grandchildren. Clarice Taylor was 93 years old at the time of her death.
Purlie! "The World is Comin' to a Start" (Don Scardino - 1981 TV Cast) Clarice Taylor (as Idella) appears at 1:38
On May 15, 2011 Cali Swag District's member Montae Talbertwas (M-Bone) was killed during a drive-by shooting.
Cali Swag District is an American hip hop group from Inglewood, California, founded by former Death Row artist Big Wy and Dairold Potts. The group is best known for the single "Teach Me How to Dougie", which debuted at number 91 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song remained on the chart and climbed steadily during the weeks that followed, rising to number 28 by its thirteenth week. "Teach Me How to Dougie" reached number 1 on Billboard Heatseekers, holding the number 2 position for six consecutive weeks before claiming the number 1 position in its seventh week. The group is signed with Capitol Records' Checkmate Entertainment imprint.
Cali Swag District-Teach Me How To Dougie (Unofficial Video) M-Bone in Hello Kitty Shirt - Warning: explicit lyrics
Sada Carolyn Thompson (September 27, 1927 — May 4, 2011) was an American stage, film and television actress.
Sada Thompson was nominated for the Emmy Award nine times in total. Additional television credits include Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law, The Love Boat, Father Dowling Mysteries, Andre's Mother, Cheers, Indictment: The McMartin Trial, and Law & Order.
Thompson's feature films include The Pursuit of Happiness, Desperate Characters and Pollock.
Sada Thompson Cause of Death Sada Thompson died in Danbury, Connecticut of lung disease. Sada Thompson was 83 years old at the time of her death. In addition to her daughter, Liza, she was survived by her husband, a former executive for Pan American Airlines, and a brother, David.
Family (1976) ABC - Kate has Nancy's number Sada Thompson as Mother, Kate Lawrence (Emmy Awarded Role)
Robert Orrin Tucker (February 17, 1911 – April 9, 2011) was an American bandleader born in St. Louis, Missouri, whose theme song was Drifting and Dreaming. His biggest hit was Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! (1939), sung by vocalist "Wee" Bonnie Baker.
Tucker and his orchestra remained active until the 1990s, when health problems forced him to retire. In 2003, Tucker was interviewed about his passion for music and his long career as a bandleader by the NAMM Oral History program. He died on April 9, 2011, aged 100.
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (February 27, 1932 – March 23, 2011), also known as Liz Taylor, was an English-American actress. A former child star, she grew to be known for her acting talent and beauty, as well as her Hollywood lifestyle, including many marriages. Taylor was considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood's golden age. The American Film Institute named Taylor seventh on its Female Legends list.
Elizabeth Taylor Cause of Death Elizabeth Taylor dealt with various health problems over the years. In 2004 it was announced that she was suffering from congestive heart failure, and in 2009 she underwent cardiac surgery to replace a leaky valve. In February 2011 new symptoms related to congestive heart failure caused her to be admitted into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment.
Elizabeth Taylor died on 23 March 2011 surrounded by her four children at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California Elizabeth Taylor was 79 years old at the time of her death.
Elizabeth Taylor's Twitter Account (last 5 tweets)
Billy Taylor (July 24, 1921 – December 28, 2010) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and educator. He was the Robert L. Jones Distinguished Professor of Music at East Carolina University in Greenville. Since 1994, Taylor was the artistic director for jazz at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
With over twenty three honorary doctoral degrees, Taylor is also the recipient of two Peabody Awards, NEA Jazz Masters Award (1998) an Emmy Award (1983) for "Outstanding Informational, Cultural or Historical Programming", a Grammy Award (2004) and a host of prestigious and highly coveted prizes, such as the National Medal of Arts (1992), the Tiffany Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Down Beat Magazine. He was also honored in 2001 with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Jazz Living Legend Award, and election to the Hall of Fame for the International Association for Jazz Education.
Death of Billy Taylor Billy Taylor of died of heart failure. Billy Taylor was 89 years old at the time of his death.
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - Billy Taylor
Mary Allin Travers (November 9, 1936 – September 16, 2009) was an American singer-songwriter who was a member of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, along with Peter Yarrow and Noel "Paul" Stookey. Together, they formed one of the most successful folk-singing groups of the 1960s
Mary Travers Biography Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Travers attended the Little Red School House but she was expelled in the 11th grade. She lived in Greenwich Village, New York, as a high school student. Travers married Barry Feinstein and two daughters were born to them. The marriage ended in divorce. In 2005 she was diagnosed as having leukemia but the treatment went well.
The group Peter, Paul and Mary launched in 1961 and broke up in 1970, after which Travers pursued a solo career, recording five albums on her own. The group reformed in 1978 and have since toured extensively and issued many new albums. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999.
Death of Mary Travers The Associated Press reported that Mary Travers died on September 16, 2009. The cause was cancer, said her spokeswoman, Heather Lylis. She had battled leukemia for several years.
Fred Travalena (October 6, 1942 - June 28, 2009) was an American entertainer, specializing in comedy and impersonations.
Death of Fred Travalena Travalena was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2002 and prostate cancer in 2003. Following five years' remission, the lymphoma returned in 2008. Travelena died on June 28, 2009, aged 66, at his home in Encino, California
Koko Taylor born Cora Walton, September 28, 1928 – June 3, 2009) was an American blues musician, popularly known as the "Queen of the Blues." She was known primarily for her rough and powerful vocals and traditional blues stylings.
Death of Koko Taylor Taylor died on June 3, 2009, after complications from a surgery on May 19, 2009. Her final performance was at the Blues Music Awards, on May 7, 2009.
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